International news within the industry of mining and metal, Mar, 24 2019
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Multibeam sonar is used to map the ocean floor. Illustration: Collection Credit: NOS/NCCOS/CCMA
Multibeam sonar is used to map the ocean floor. Illustration: Collection Credit: NOS/NCCOS/CCMA

Norway draws up a law on mining on the seabed

"hopes and concerns"

Mineral mines on the seabed can become a billion industry.

Norway is in the process of developing legislation on offshore mining, which raises hopes and concerns.

The Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation and its chairman Silje Ask Lundberg belong to those who have protested against the current bill

- We are very frightened by what we now see, that you are so willing to "jump tick" over many environmental surveys that should have been done first.